Cold weather is hard on your landscape! Heavy snow and ice cause many problems. But, did you know that cold wind can be just as devastating to your trees and shrubs? Learn how to protect Hollies, Rhododendrons and Evergreens from Winter Burn with tips from Giroud!
Evergreens are inclined to dry out in cold winds
Cold wind can suck the moisture from the leaves and needles on your evergreens. Pines, Cypress, Firs, Junipers and Hemlocks are all popular trees because they keep your landscape looking green all year long. But, according to the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, “Many evergreens are seriously injured when planted in excessively windy locations. Since these plants retain a covering of foliage during the winter, they continue to lose moisture even after deciduous plants drop their leaves. It is this moisture loss that causes problems.”
Check out the how cold weather damages Evergreens in this video: